Dec 4, 2012 7:00pm EST
about the importance of preventing a tax increase on middle class families, strengthening our economy, and adopting a balanced approach to deficit reduction. and so it goes. my first guest says it does not matter who you tax or what form revenue takes him, taking more money at the private sector will hurt economic growth. joining us now, republican senator from the great state of kentucky from the senator rand paul. good to have you with us, senator. >> good evening. the president says we don't have enough time for tax reform or in thailand reeorm. you know my responses? we have been talking about this for two years. why haven't we done anything? i met with the president a year-and-a-half ago and i looke@ across the table in. i said in a we need to do something about social security. we need to do something to save medicare. they have done zero. how come there is no committee appear. d'agata washington. who is in charge of social security reform? nobody. everybody waits for a deadline and throws up their hands and says we don't have enough time. it is broken up here, but because they'
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
, people. i hope you're not either. coming up tomorrow, what was once a dark spot in the economy is becoming the shining star in the recovery. why the quick turn around? that's all for on the. thanks for joining us. have a great night. see you right back here tomorrow. ♪ lew: good evening, everybody. u.s. foreign policy in the middle east in question at this hour. violence spiring out of control in syria after 20 months of civil unrest and the deaths of at least 40,000 murdered civilians at the hands of their own government. united states and nato agreeing to deploy patriot weapons and to thwart an aso-called by assad. the missile systems to be positioned near the syria. his staff denies that and estimates if they were deploy troops, it requires 75,000 of the troops in a full ground invasion in order to seize the chemical weapon stockpile. fox news confirming they were not ordered to draft the consideration of such a mission. secretary of state clinton is nonetheless talking very tough calling for assad to step down as the obama administration has done for the past 15 months, b
Nov 29, 2012 10:00pm EST
markets and our economy. based on what we are reporting tonight, the demeanor of this president, the insult, there is no other way that i can think of to construe what timothy geithner carried over to speaker boehner today. i don't know why he bothered to make the trip. that was an insult. the markets tonight and tomorrow and i'm talking about asia and europe, they are going to be extremely volatile in reaction. do you not agree? >> i agree with you and i think the markets were watching us. individuals were watching us. this is real drama, it is serious. saturday is december 1. we coullget a substantial del and we could lower people's rates and bring in revenue. but we couldhave an economy with a lot of vitality to create jobs. or we could go into contraction. lou: senator richard shelby, thank you so much. much more on these negotiations over what would be tax hikes and $1.2 trillion on the first of january. we will be talking with congressman devin nunes of california. >> big-money donors visiting the white house. does the president really want the ceos advice? things are gett
Nov 27, 2012 7:00pm EST
to put more money on the table. there's ways, closing loopholes, growing the economy that we can do that. let's face it. it's a revenue problem. by definition, a deficit exists because you spend too much, and the president who is the leader of the country, you know, claims that the problem can all be solved by adding more revenue, which seems to me, a fundamental problem because you can keep adding money to the problem, but if the growth grows at such an exponential rate, you don't stop it. nevermind the deficit, you'll never come close to tackling the debt if there's not leadership from the white house on this issue. >> reporter: steven, you covered the issues, and you have for a very long time with distinction. at some point, it seems we're on a carosel of complaints and empirical evidence that does not change and the argument does not change. that is, we have a trillion dollar problem in terms of the deficit, a $16 trillion problem in terms of the debt, and we've got two parties that for all the world are acting as though we think we got 300 million americans in the country too dumb t
Nov 30, 2012 7:00pm EST
the republicans favored. >> the damage it will do to the economy. i don't think the president has a bigger role as he thinks he is. the house will be held by republicans for the foreseeable future, not just two years. midterm elections, six years, sterile for the president. the end of the day he wants a legacy. it's going to be the highest unemployment in history for two terms it is not careful. he will take us back into recession. if he wants serious negotiations that will sit down and come to some kind of an agreement. we have been down this road before where republicans of given on the taxes. was in the white house with reagan. they promised dollars in cuts. they didn't give us anything. bush went through the same drill when he broke his tax pledge, busch sr. we have had this history before. basically, tell us what you're going to do. there will be a stimulus by fixing the northeast from the storm. add another 50 billion out there on top of the package. and then the audacity of saying, i'm going to raise the debt ceiling whenever i want to. give me permission to do that. it's absolutely absu
Dec 3, 2012 7:00pm EST
about over $607 billion worth of money taken out of the economy next year. lou: i just want to put up the next cartoon that we have. it matters not which one you select. but this is one of my favorites. the debt commission saying it is very difficult. is very complicated and then cut spending. i don't think you could have cut better on to the essence of the issue. the absurdity creating obstacles to that resolution in washington d.c. >> but the problem here is that frankly there is a fine and out of capital that can be used up their divided either in the private sector which creates businesses and jobs and federal revenue or given to the government which is just a bureaucracy and creates nothing but bureaucratic management. if you look at the last gop congress and the expenditures, about two and half trillion dollars and now the president's proposals are about 4 trillion in spending with deficits and increased. it is the economy. lou: it truly is. and i want to also if we may put up the cartoon. we do this very elegantly here. please put up the cartoon. the envelope. i just wanted to
Nov 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
anything. lou: he did gain control of let's sixth of the economy with the obamacare committed to? i mean, he did pass some subset of regulation of our financial industry in this country. you're not exactly easing concerns, hearts are worried about what the republicans are going to be able to do. by the way, i want to make it very clear. a person who supports entirely the idea of low taxes and maintaining that posture and certainly doing so energetically if there is no quid pro quo, significant order in spending. but what in the world by these folks to do on capitol hill? >> here is my argument. the first thing the republicans need to do is insist that the negotiations be in front of c-span so that the american people can see what obama is and is not doing. until that happens, obama can keep misrepresenting what is going on. second, they need to say %-to be on line for seven daysds said that the american people can read it. we have those two things, the chances of being completely jammed is a greatly reduced, not down to zero, but let's get c-span cameras there. lou: i think your conditio
Dec 3, 2012 10:00pm EST
. it is the economy. lou: it trly is. and i want to also if we may put up the cartoon. we do this very elegantly here. please put up the cartoon. the envelope. i just wanted to see that. it is great. the corner from the nation of achievement, minstream america usa to the nation of entitlement . i mean, that s to meet not only with the committee is brilliant. can we put that back up? i want to show you something. some might mess in that cartoon. if you look at the stamp in the upper right, and $0.0. it is a food stamp. i have to say, we are looking at a president who is willing, as you know, an assistant on $82 billion of tax increases on thso-called wealy, the top@ 2%. and that is going to amount to just about nine days, almost nine days a lot bring the federal government's. more and more absurd proportions >> it really is absurd. when you think about it, the deficits cast, ove a trillion dollars for the next four years. freckly this will add $80 billion a year. it i nonsense. it is a parody of reality, and the blood is not responsible about their duty is being fiscal managers for the united states.